Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice should concern everybody

Plastic products have become an essential part of our lives, but it is time to reconsider their often uncritical use.Unlike wood, plastic products do...
How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities

How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities

What if you could create sustainable energy just by flushing the toilet?While sewage is often perceived as a burden rather than a resource, communities...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge drilling will disturb

The Trump administration is still downplaying how much land Arctic refuge...

As the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration as soon as possible, it is...
Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

Canada’s genocide: The case of the Ahiarmiut

As a human rights scholar, I have long argued that Canada committed cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. But recently, I’ve come to conclude, in...
Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

Why the US needs polar security cutters for the 21st century

U.S. polar icebreakers are again in the news with a decision earlier this month to withdraw funding for new polar ships from the federal...
Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

Did anyone talk about the Arctic at COP24?

I keep wondering if anyone really talked about the Arctic in Poland at COP24, the great international climate meet that recently ended? This was...
Do we need to build a polar ark?

Do we need to build a polar ark?

When Noah got news of the encroaching great flood, he rallied together one female and one male of each animal onto his ark, preserving...
Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian Arctic?

Is there a way to stop burning money in the Russian...

Viewed from outer space, Western Siberia — illuminated by hundreds of flaming oil well flares — is brighter than Novosibirsk, the biggest city in...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...